Zayn Malik took a page from his good friend Taylor Swift pre-Reputation release and just deleted every single photo on his Instagram page—including every photo he had on there of his new ex-girlfriend Gigi Hadid. Spring cleaning or a clear sign his second album is imminently dropping? Time will tell us all.
Pop over to his profile today though, and it has no posts. Hadid, who followed and liked an Instagram of his after their breakup, is still following him though although he hasn’t followed her back since the day their breakup was announced. Hadid has also kept all her Malik Instagrams up.
Unlike Swift, who purged all her social media profiles before releasing her new album, Malik’s Twitter has not been erased though. His breakup statement with Hadid remains up there.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) March 13, 2018
“Gigi and I had an incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship, and I have a huge amount of respect and adoration for Gigi as a woman and a friend,” Malik wrote. “She has such an incredible soul. I’m grateful to all of our fans for respecting this difficult decision and our privacy at the time, we wish this news could have come from us first. We love you all. xZ”
Malik didn’t post a ton of photos of Hadid during their relationship, but there were quite a few over the two-plus years they dated. Some were from magazine editorials they did together; others were just candid shots of the two being PDAy. They live on in screenshots—and if Malik is the type to write music about his exes, likely his album too. You can erase the Zigi ‘grams, but you can’t erase the memories, bro.